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Marjorie Lewis d. 2012

Funeral services for Marjorie Lewis were held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial was at Centenary Cemetery, Gallatin. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

Memorials in honor of Marjorie Lewis may be made to Heritage Funeral Home, to help with expenses and may be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Mo.

Marjorie Rose Lewis, 75, of

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Off the Editor’s Spike: Google gobbles up KC, think TRS-80

The giant Google web service recently carved up Kansas City into “fiberhoods,” challenging blocks of homes to sign up for their high-speed broadband service or be bypassed by the Internet superhighway. Google’s marketing strategy includes peer pressure, dangling free access to hospitals, schools and municipal agencies …providing enough residences in the community sign-up for household service at $120 each (for both video and broadband). Signup deadlines were announced, adding that

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Tim Slagle discussed the antenna lease agreement between Gallatin and Mid-States Services and the Board of Aldermen held first and second readings on an ordinance to sign the agreement during their regular meeting held Monday, Sept. 24, at city hall. Mid-States will be adding an additional antenna to the city’s tower.

City Administrator Zac Johnson discussed the EPA’s pending RICE rule regarding specific diesel powered electric generators.

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King City rallies for 10 late runs to down GHS girls

When Gallatin scored five times in the fifth inning to take a 9-3 lead, King City’s Lady Wildkats were maybe thinking an undefeated run through the GRC was not to be. All that changed in the sixth inning.

Lady Bulldog errors opened the flood gate for six King City runs and the Lady Wildkats added four more in the seventh to win, 13-9, on Tuesday. They claimed their first conference

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DAWGS win silver medals

The Trenton DAWGS traveled to Cameron on Sunday to participate in the Special Olympic Area Flag Football Tournament. They received silver medals after two great football games and very close scores. The DAWGS proudly showed off their new football jerseys that were provided by the grant from Con-Agra. Pictured left to right, front row, are: Kamey Shaw, Pierce Rash (Gallatin), back row, Jeffrey Jackson, Robert Meyers, James Ross, Alanta Bonnett

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Capitol Report: Education standards need more flexibility

by Congressman Sam Graves

Pencils are sharpened, backpacks are packed, and summer is coming to an end. As we send our kids back to school, I’m reminded of the landmark education legislation passed by Congress more than a decade ago that put an emphasis on accountability. It was a way to measure our schools and make sure that our children were learning. It also allowed states to pinpoint schools and

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Richard L. Mix 1936-2012

Richard L. Mix, 76, Gallatin, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Gallatin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard L. Mix Memorial Fund, in care of McWilliams Funeral Home, 1329 W. Grand, Gallatin.

Richard was born June 30, 1936, to Freeman and Gladys Mix in Lamar, Colo.

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Cut to the Chase: One size does not fit all

by Chris Chinn

The beginning of school always inspires change in our home. Our oldest child began a new chapter in her life by starting high school. We expected her schedule to be hectic with ball practices and games, church youth group activities, homework and time spent with her friends. Our younger son has ball practices and games of his own. We didn’t expect this new routine to include packing

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Good Thinking: October is a lady

by Dr. Don Kuehle

October is a beautiful lady. She invites us to visit awhile, to learn from her the secrets of the good life.

O suns and skies and clouds of June; and flowers of June together. / Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather.” — Helen Hunt Jackson

October reminds us that there is bounteous beauty in the world, if only we would

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